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We continue to monitor the constantly evolving information and news related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Per the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 55, a call for a stay at home order has been issued until June 10, 2020. Our doors will tentatively reopen on June 15, 2020.
Saturday & Sunday: 11am–5pm
Closed Easter, First Day of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve and New Years Day.
The VHM closes at 1PM the day before Thanksgiving.
The Virginia Holocaust Museum is always free and open to the public.
Free parking is provided for museum guests in our lot on Cary Street
Buses may park in the overflow parking on Dock Street.
2000 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
We have been meeting with the museums in Richmond
and are planning a series of openings around June 15, 2020, depending on when restrictions are lifted
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Yom HaShoah 2016
Every year we pause to remember and honor the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. While we could not hold our ceremony this year, we wanted to bring our candle lighting ceremony from 2016 to you. In this video you will see Holocaust survivors lighting the 6 memorial candles and hear the El Malei Rachamim prayer performed by Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman.
who were recognized as
“Righteous Among the Nations."
the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
and Yad Vashem
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- RT @HolocaustMuseum: As a teenager, Werner Kleeman fled Nazi persecution. He returned to Europe to fight them—a young man and member of… https://t.co/bo4d07q1PT 10 hours ago
- RT @AuschwitzMuseum: 20 May 1930 | Czech Jewish girl Eva Winternitzová was born in Prague. She was deported to #Auschwitz from… https://t.co/APjM0bAIX3 5 days ago
- Alan Zimm, a #Holocaust survivor, passed away last month. Alan and Halina, his wife, said the kindness and courage… https://t.co/jlrzCh2jfa 5 days ago